I don’t give up easily
At Parkway Elementary we have a drumline. I’ve been in it since I was in third grade. The drumline is awesome because we get to learn new things. I get to learn to be faster in my movement. I enjoy teaching the little kids some stuff that I know about the drumline and drumming. I used to drum when I was pretty small too.
What lessons do you share with younger students?
Sometimes, when one of them wants to give up, I just talk to them, hug them, show them love and they keep on going. That’s something about me – I don’t give up easily. I have grit and I keep on trying to do my best in everything I do. And I push myself, too, to do great things.
Your principal tells me you are a leader in the school. What does it mean to be a leader?
A leader should be responsible. You care for things. You have to have great behavior and teach other people how to be great. Like in school, for instance, don’t be bad. Always be good because you also represent your parents too.
It keeps me going when people call me a leader. I have this feeling of happiness when people say that, so I keep on going.